INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day is the final chance for race teams to fine-tune their cars for the Indianapolis 500. After the one hour practice was checkered, it was Tony Kanaan atop the scoring pylon with a lap speed of 227.791 mph in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The final practice before Carb Day proved to be a temperamental day for the AJ Foyt Racing team. Each driver found issues early on in the practice session, but fortunately, all three moved in the right direction by the conclusion of the three hour session.
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan and rookie Matheus “Matt” Leist claimed their own “front row” spots when they qualified 10th and 11th for the Indianapolis 500. The ABC Supply Chevrolets were the fastest of the 24 cars that set the grid from positions 10 through 33.
INDIANAPOLIS — “Bump Day” is back and so is the major stress associated with four laps of qualifying around Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
INDIANAPOLIS May 18 — “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the day when IndyCar teams and drivers focus solely on qualifying setups so the cars are trimmed aerodynamically to slip through the air clean and fast. However, with minimal downforce, the cars are also more sensitive to changes in the track conditions such as wind.
INDIANAPOLIS — After three days of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the AJ Foyt Racing team is looking solid heading into the qualifying weekend for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Veteran Tony Kanaan is leading the team on the track and off in his No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
INDIANAPOLIS May 12 — High hopes in the first half of the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Indianapolis were dashed in the second half of the 85-lap race around the 2.439-mile road course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race started off well for the ABC Supply team as both Tony Kanaan and Matheus “Matt” Leist made great moves at the start, avoided several out of control cars, and picked up four and six spots respectively.
INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Kanaan led the ABC Supply team in qualifying today on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his No. 14 Chevrolet Dallara. Kanaan will start 12th while his young teammate Matheus “Matt” Leist will start 21st.
Michael Colliver is Matheus Leist’s race engineer. Colliver has been with the team on and off since 2008 when he worked full-time with Darren Manning. He returned to a full-time position last year and helped out in between with the team’s third car at Indy, among other projects. Following are his answers to questions about this weekend’s race on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
INDIANAPOLIS – Matheus “Matt” Leist passed his rookie test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval track today along with fellow rookies Robert Wickens and Kyle Kaiser. “Rookie Orientation done, ready to race or test,” the Brazilian native said afterwards. “It was good fun. The ABC car was looking good today.”